Gene-modified pigs are immune to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

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Pigs that are immune to a disease, costing farmers globally an estimated $2.7 billion a year, look poised to become the first genetically modified farm animals used for large-scale meat production. come.

“We could very well be the first,” says Clint Nesbitt of the International Breeding Company. Geniuswhich has created hundreds. CRISPR-edited Pig in preparation for commercial launch.

He believes that animals,…